Creatures of the Night: The Bats of New Jersey
Tuesday, October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Often stereotyped as sinister and dangerous, bats are among the most beneficial animals for humans! They provide free pest control (a little brown bat can eat 3,000 insects a night) and indirectly help our health, agriculture, and water quality.
Today many of New Jersey’s bats are struggling to survive. Fifteen years ago a fungus attacked hibernating bats, leading to a disease known as white-nose syndrome. The disease disrupts hibernation, causing bats to use up their vital energy needed to survive the winter.
Join Conserve Wildlife Foundation biologist Ethan Gilardi on a lively Zoom talk exploring common myths and misconceptions about bats, spotlighting the current threats to New Jersey’s bats, and discussing what you can do to help them.
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The mission of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is to preserve rare and imperiled species of wildlife that live and breed in, and migrate through the state. Their efforts include seeking to educate everyone who lives in New Jersey about our shared wild heritage and our shared responsibility to protect it.
Check out our book Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species — it offers in-depth profiles of four hundred megabats and microbats and detailed summaries of all the species identified to date.